Friday, September 26, 2008

Adventures with Cordy, September 15, 1976

[Doris, 1976. Lexington, Kentucky]

[Below is day 9 in a series of road trip diary installments. To get the full context, start with Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary and follow the trail from there. --Amy]

September 15 (Wednesday)

Left the Shakertown—Harrodsburg area for Lexington to see the Horse Farms with the White Fences. They had crossed us up and painted the fences with black creosote. Not nearly as pretty but more practical. We visited the original grave of “Man of War” the famous racehorse. They are presently in the process of moving his remains to a new Museum located in Lexington. His statue is a beautiful thing and we made some nice pictures. We were fortunate to visit the original site just before it was moved. Then, the trek continued northward with the main object being to find a restroom clean enough for Doris. This was close, but finally accomplished at Maysville, Kentucky where we also had a very nice lunch, at a restaurant located on the Ohio River. The drinks were so bad they gave us the glasses. Crossed the Ohio and finally reached our reserved suite at the Town and Country Lodge and Tea—room, at Pikesville, Ohio. The Tea—room was closed!, but very personal service was rendered including and individual ice-tray with lipstick frozen in the cubes. For dinner the Chicken Palace was chosen and it was fabulous, wasn’t it Jack?

** I get the feeling there are several inside jokes here as several of Lynn’s references left me in the dark. My guess is that everyone loved the Chicken Palace except for Jack. He probably gave them an earful about it, too.

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